Across the THRESHOLD of India: Art, Women, and Culture
by Martha A. Strawn
with introductions by Kapila Vatsyayan and Mark H. Sloan, an historical essay by William K. Mahony, and drawings by Jack Colling
Published in association with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston
An important and strikingly beautiful book about the sacred Hindu practice of threshold drawing.
In the Hindu world-view, threshold is a profoundly important concept that represents a passage between one space and place and another, creating a visual bridge between the secular and the sacred. Accordingly, the literal threshold a person crosses when entering and exiting a home or business symbolizes the threshold one crosses between the physical and spiritual realms of existence.